Cattle

Preventing Cold Stress in Cattle
November 22, 2022 · · Cattle

Cold stress in cattle adversely affects cattle health and well-being. Stressed animals are more vulnerable to illness.

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Diagnosing and Treating Hardware Disease in Cattle
November 22, 2022 · · Cattle

Cattle occasionally swallow foreign material such as pieces of wire chopped up by a baler. Hardware disease in cattle occurs when a sharp object penetrates the gut lining and damages some other organ or creates peritonitis (infection within the abdomen).

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How to Take Care of a Newborn Calf
November 22, 2022 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites Knowing how to take care of a newborn calf BEFORE calving season starts is crucial to his or her survival. After a calf is born, especially if …

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How to Create a Cattle Pasture
November 22, 2022 · · Cattle

Creating the right blend of forages and grasses in a pasture to finish (fatten for slaughter) cattle is not as simple as turning the cattle out to grass. It requires timing the “finishing season” for maximum flavor and health benefits.

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Tips on Properly Giving Cattle Injections
November 22, 2022 · · Cattle

Cattle injections are often necessary — vaccines, antibiotics, injectable vitamins, scours, etc. These should always be administered properly to be effective, minimize residues in the meat if the animal will be butchered later, minimize injection site lesions, and reduce the risks for adverse reactions.

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Beef Composites and Breed Definition
September 12, 2022 · · Cattle

We frequently hear the terms crossbred, hybrid, composite, or synthetic when referring to breed definition, and we often wonder exactly what these terms mean.

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Low-Stress Calf Weaning
September 1, 2022 · · Cattle

Weaning time is stressful for cattle. Many people have found better ways to wean than putting calves in a corral and taking the cows away.

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How to Treat Foot Rot in Cattle, Goats, and Sheep
July 27, 2022 · · Cattle, Homesteading

Thrush and an overgrowth of yeast are often behind a case of foot rot in cattle and other livestock. Foot rot in cattle and all livestock needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.

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How Much Hay Does a Cow Eat?
July 17, 2022 · · Cattle

After you unload the first cattle onto your property, your next biggest concern will be how to keep up with the demand for food. Knowing a

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Minimizing Heat Stress in Cattle
July 1, 2022 · · Cattle

Minimizing heat stress in cattle can make the difference between life and death in your herd. Hot weather, especially if it’s humid, can be hard on cattle, and they may be at risk for heatstroke.

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American Tarentaise Cattle
April 12, 2022 · · Cattle

When I first heard about American Tarentaise cattle back in 2015, I was intrigued to learn all about a widely unknown breed. My husband had a coworker who was raising these cattle.

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Why Raise Miniature Cattle?
March 31, 2022 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites By Professor Richard Gradwohl Washington – As 100-500-acre family farms continue to disappear, the small acreage family homestead farm is becoming more common. Miniature cattle breeds are particularly …

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Belfair Miniature Cattle: A Small, All-Around Breed
March 30, 2022 · · Cattle

Belfair miniature cattle are the first dual-purpose miniature cattle developed in America. Developed by Tracy Teed of Conway, Washington, Belfair cattle are 50% Jersey, from high test Jersey cows bred to a small 35” Dexter bull, developed for the small acreage farmer who wants a small family milk cow which will also produce a good beef calf for the locker.

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Dealing with Diphtheria in Calves
March 21, 2022 · · Cattle

Diphtheria in calves is generally more serious — and more noticeable — than in adult cattle. Diphtheria is an upper respiratory disease and is an infection and/ or inflammation of the vocal folds of the larynx (voice box) at the back of the throat.

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Feeding Dairy Calves
January 31, 2022 · · Cattle

The most important thing for feeding dairy calves is to get colostrum as soon as possible into a newborn calf. After that, the calf needs adequate milk or milk replacer until weaning age.

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